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Old 03-02-2005, 08:20 PM   #1
Matir
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Firefox: Listens to... KDE? Gnome?


Firefox is giving me serious headaches on my linux box. Please, don't suggest to use another browser, I want to use firefox.

Anyway: I have ALL my preferences set to open links in a new TAB, not window. Clicking on a link (from another program) opens it in a new window.

Under KDE, the window, if another firefox window was open, does NOT get focus, but just blinks in the taskbar.

I have both Gnome and KDE installed on my Gentoo system... and it seems like KDE is picking up "default browser" settings from the Gnome configuration. If I change the default browser in the Gnome config, KDE uses that. If I try to use kconfig to change it back, it doesn't listen.

What is going on?

My GOAL is to get Firefox set as the default browser under both, to open new links in tabs, and to gain focus on opening a link.

All thoughts welcome.

Edit: oh yeah. clicking links in Firefox works as expected: new tab.

Last edited by Matir; 03-02-2005 at 08:21 PM.
 
Old 03-02-2005, 08:41 PM   #2
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The default browser was probably setup-ed by the distribution.
Go to the control center. Wiggle around and find "files
association". Change what is brought up for *.html. As least
this should work for KDE. I don't know about GNOME, but if
there is a control center for GNOME, try the same approach.

Sheng-Chieh
 
Old 03-02-2005, 09:21 PM   #3
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Well, I've got it opening firefox. But how do I get it to do just the one window, with tabs? And what can I do to have firefox gain focus when clicking on a link (say, in evolution).
 
Old 03-02-2005, 10:05 PM   #4
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I'm proud to report I've fixed the tab issue: a small tweak was needed in the mozilla-bin script provided with gentoo. But I still can't get firefox to take focus upon clicking a link.
 
  


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